Brooklyn Boro

MILESTONES: June 9, birthdays for Michael J. Fox, Dick Vitale, Mae Whitman

Brooklyn Today

June 9, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Michael J. Fox celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File
Share this:

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 159th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Johnny Depp and Michael J. Fox, among others.

****

ON THIS DAY IN 1933, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article on the front page titled “Hit by O’Brien’s Car; Recovers.”

The article focused on a 10-year-old boy who was hit by then-Mayor John O’Brien’s limousine.

“The mayor was on his way to witness the Schmeling-Baer fight at Yankee Stadium when Theodore darted out from the curb immediately in front of his big limousine. A fender struck his head, knocking him to the street … John carried the scared, bleeding lad to Lennox Hill hospital nearby for treatment,” the Eagle reported.

****

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include sportscaster and former football player TEDY BRUSCHI, who was born in 1973; author PATRICIA CORNWELL, who was born in 1956; actor JOHNNY DEPP, who was born in 1963; actor MICHAEL J. FOX, who was born in 1961; educator and journalist MARVIN KALB, who was born in 1930; soccer player MIROSLAV KLOSE, who was born in 1978; comedian JACKIE MASON, who was born in 1934; former baseball player DAVE PARKER, who was born in 1951; Oscar Award-winning actress NATALIE PORTMAN, who was born in 1981; former gymnast ASHLEY POSTELL, who was born in 1986; actress GLORIA REUBEN, who was born in 1964; basketball player PEJA STOJAKOVIC, who was born in 1977; sportscaster DICK VITALE, who was born in 1939; and actress MAE WHITMAN, who was born in 1988.

****

COLE PORTER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1891. His career as a composer and lyricist for Broadway was launched in 1928 when five of his songs were used in the musical play “Let’s Do It.” His prolific contributions to the Broadway stage include “Fifty Million Frenchmen,” “Wake Up and Dream,” “The Gay Divorcée,” “Anything Goes,” “Leave It to Me,” “Du Barry Was a Lady,” “Something for the Boys,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Can Can” and “Silk Stockings.” Porter died in California in 1964.

****

ROBERT CUMMINGS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908. The American actor’s best-known role was in the film “Dial M for Murder” (1954). He won an Emmy for his role in the television version of “Twelve Angry Men” (1954) and starred in the popular comedy “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955–59). He died in 1990 in California.

****

THE CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL BEGINS TODAY. Founded in 1984, the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s music festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Performers through the years have included Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor.

**** 

Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

****

“America isn’t easy. America takes work.” — former FBI Director James Comey

 


Leave a Comment


Leave a Comment